Giving Societies - Giving to UVA

Giving Societies

The Lawn Society includes the University’s premier benefactors, those who have made cumulative gifts of $100,000 or more to support UVA.

The Cornerstone Society embraces donors whose gifts will benefit the University in the future, through estate gifts, beneficiary designations, and gifts that pay income to the donor.

The Rotunda Society recognizes donors who have made cumulative gifts of $2,500 or more ($1,000 for alumni completing degrees in the last five years) in annual operating support.

Giving Societies


Each type of support—every gift—helps secure the University’s place as a premier institution of learning. Your extraordinary loyalty makes it possible for our students, faculty, and researchers to contribute fully to the greater good.

Our three central giving societies—Lawn Society, Cornerstone Society, and Rotunda Society—were created to recognize generous supporters of the University of Virginia. These members represent UVA’s top stakeholders whose generosity and leadership help sustain the University.